For 40 years, the Family YMCA of the Desert has been a trusted community partner focused on providing a place for all to grow, thrive and learn in a welcoming environment. The Y team, board of directors and our valued supporters cherish the importance of strengthening community, creating a greater impact for good and coming together to make a difference.  

Family-friendly Gather at the Gardens returns to El Paseo.

This year, we invite you to join us in generating financial and program support assistance by attending our festive FUNdraising events, Gather at the Gardens and Hoedown at Sundown.  Both celebrations are shining examples of the YMCA’s commitment to history, creativity and community.  

Special kids’ activities will benefit YMCA of the Desert.

Gather at the Gardens is presented by the City of Palm Desert. Now in its second year, the event was created to address the need for more intergenerational gatherings offering activities and a memorable experience for all who attend. Celebrating the traditional fall season, Gather at the Gardens will feature costume contests, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, hay bales, live entertainment by Lisa Lynn and the Broken Hallelujahs and a beer garden hosted by La Quinta Brewing Company. The event takes place Saturday, October 29, from 2 – 6 p.m. at The Gardens on El Paseo, and all are encouraged to enjoy a meal before or after at one of the many exceptional restaurants at The Gardens.

Guests enjoy an elegant dinner at Hoedown at Sundown.

Hoedown at Sundown celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is always a highly anticipated event. Guests enjoy fabulous food, beverages and both silent and live auctions all in a casual, yet well-appointed, environment. Western wear is encouraged but not required, as we gather with friends to honor the YMCA’s history and contributions to community. Hoedown at Sundown takes place November 5 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert from 5 – 9 p.m.

Have fun while supporting our community as an event attendee, sponsor, donor or volunteer! We greatly appreciate your consideration and hope to see you there.

For tickets and more information visit or call (760) 341.9622.

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